5 November 2008 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES November 5, 2008
GPWA Conference set for Thursday in London
This is a last-minute reminder that the GPWA Conference in London begins Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Cafe Royal in Picadilly Square. The conference sessions will end at 5 p.m. and then we will begin our cocktail party, which is sponsored by Intertops and PKR. We look forward to seeing you there!

Recognition for October's most-active members
The GPWA is happy to announce our 20 most-active members for October. We're giving an extra special thanks to T3ddyBlair, one of our most active posters during the month of October. His site is being shown on the home page for the month of November as the featured site.

Recognizing October's active affiliate managers
The GPWA is pleased to recognize our five most-active affiliate managers in October. We're giving an extra thanks to Stuart of Affiliate Lounge, one of the most active affiliate program representatives in October and new to the list this month. He will be the featured affiliate program representative on the GPWA home page for the month of November.

New Affiliate Programs
The GPWA is excited to announce Star Partner as a new sponsor. They are pleased to be helping our industry grow as a new member of the GPWA community!

Industry News
Vegas Affiliates announces block of U.S. players
Beginning Nov. 20, Vegas Affiliates and its six online casinos will no longer accept players from the U.S. Existing U.S. players will be allowed to continue to operate their accounts and U.S. affiliates will also still be accepted.

Microgaming begins blocking Kentucky residents
The software company's network of sites has started blocking IP addresses belonging to Kentucky residents in reaction to an Oct. 15 decision by a Kentucky judge.

Caribbean gambling sites allowed to advertise in U.K.
Gambling sites based in Antigua and Barbuda will be allowed to advertise in the U.K. beginning Nov. 20 after the Caribbean nation strengthened its regulation of the industry.

CryptoLogic signs license with GigaMedia
The software giant will be the exclusive external provider of casino software across the Everest Gaming platform.

Two charged in Bodog money-laundering case
Federal authorities have charged two Maryland men with money-laundering in connection with an ongoing investigation into the online gambling giant Bodog.

Bermuda might tap into gaming market
The island is currently assessing its suitability as a center of Internet gaming, following a path taken by rival jurisdictions Antigua and Barbuda and Costa Rica.

PartyGaming adds new games from WagerWorks
Online gaming giant reaches five-year agreement with WagerWorks to license a number of branded slot games.

Chips fly and records fall at Full Tilt
The record for the largest online No-Limit Hold'em pot was broken four times in a span of 24 hours last week at Full Tilt Poker in a flurry of activity that included the likes of Phil Ivey, John Juanda and Tom "durrr" Dwan.

Upcoming Conference

GPWA Conference London 2008Nov. 6, 2008
GPWA Conference London 2008
Join us in Picadilly Square in London for some great conference sessions, and afterwards find out why GPWA also stands for "Go Party With Affiliates!"

G2E 2008Nov. 18 - 20, 2008
G2E 2008
Since 2001, G2E has been the international gaming trade show and conference "by the industry and for the industry."

GPWA Conference at G2ENov. 20, 2008
GPWA Conference at G2E
The event includes conference sessions that will run from 1-4 p.m., a party at the top of the Stratosphere and free exhibit hall passes to G2E.

Affilicon Affiliate Marketing ConferenceNov. 24 - 25, 2008
Affilicon Affiliate Marketing Conference
Learn the newest trends in affiliate marketing from experts in SEO, social networking, media and related fields at the Shefayim Conference Center in Israel.
Did You Know?
The U.K. Gambling Commission surveyed 8,000 adults and found that 9.3% participated in at least one form of remote gambling in the previous month, compared to 8.8% in 2007 and 7.2% in 2006.

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